As the world slowly returns to some semblance of normalcy, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia recently announced varying plans as to when they will reopen and what reopening will look like.
As some Connecticut businesses prepare to reopen on May 20, how will state “reopening” rules affect the essential businesses that have been operating all along? This is an important question for essential businesses and state regulators alike.
On May 9, 2020, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) released guidelines for businesses that will be allowed to reopen during Phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan.
On May 12, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued Executive Order 62, delaying the implementation of Phase One of the Commonwealth’s three-phase reopening plan for the Northern Virginia Region until May 29, 2020.
The Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, set to take effect on July 1, requires covered employers to provide advance notice of work schedules to their covered employees, and to pay additional wages if posted schedules are changed within a certain time period.